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2003 Press Releases

10.28.03: U.S. House & Senate Conference Approve $6.8 Million Increase for NEA
WASHINGTON - With much anticipation, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) last night learned of the U.S. House and Senate's passage of the FY 2004 Interior Appropriations Conference Committee report which included a $6.8 million increase for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

10.10.03 - PRESS INVITE: National Conference on the State of the Performing Arts to be Held in New York City
WASHINGTON - All-access pass for speeches by Tony Kushner and Tim Miller, numerous workshops and more than 700 showcase performances.

10.08.03: Dana Press Publication, Acts of Achievement, Highlights Role of Performing Arts Centers in K-12 Education; Partner with Arts Presenters, Kennedy Center
NEW YORK - ACTS OF ACHIEVEMENT: THE ROLE OF PERFORMING ART CENTERS IN EDUCATION was released today by the Dana Press, the publishing division of the Dana Foundation. This 168-page publication provides the first study of K-12 education programs offered by performing arts centers nationwide, and showcases 74 performing art center institutions, large and small, partnering with their local schools.

08.29.03: Arts Presenters and Arts International Award More Than $19,000 in Explorations Fund Grants
WASHINGTON - Arts Presenters awarded 13 Explorations Fund grants totaling $19,248 for international travel to foster collaborations and facilitate the presentation of performing artists and work from abroad.

07.31.03: Arts Presenters Awards $300,000 to Support Audience Development Projects; Kentucky, Florida and Michigan Recipients Announced in Final Round of Grants
WASHINGTON - In the final grant announcements of its Arts Partners program, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) today announced three $100,000 grants awarded to the University Musical Society (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Appalshop, Inc. (Whitesburg, Ky.) and the Miami Light Project (Miami, Fla.).

07.17.03: U.S. House Approves Amendment Providing $10 Million for NEA
WASHINGTON - As the U.S. House continues the debate over the 2004 Interior Appropriations bill, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is thrilled with the 225-200 passage of a bipartisan amendment sponsored by Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Norm Dicks (D-WA), Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Jim Leach (R-IA) to increase funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America initiative by $10 million.

07.15.03: Leading Arts Organizations Launch Website Tool in Response to Increased Challenges in Visa Processing for Foreign Artists
WASHINGTON - Citing the increased challenges facing foreign artists and those attempting to present their work, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) and the League of American Orchestras today launched Artists from Abroad, a new website designed to aid the performing arts community in navigating through the immigration and taxation processes of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS), Department of State and Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

06.10.03: Arts Presenters Encourages Global Cultural Exchange at Mexico Conference
WASHINGTON - Traveling to Mexico City to attend Gateways To The Americas this week, executives from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) led discussions on the importance of promoting global cultural exchange through participation in a series of workshops and interviews on the necessity for ongoing arts collaboration between Latin America and the United States.

05.30.03: Arts Presenters and Arts International Award More Than $15,000 in Grants to Promote Global Cultural Exchange
WASHINGTON - The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) and Arts International awarded 14 international travel grants totaling $15, 348 through their partnership, the Explorations Fund, which is designed to further global cultural exchange and to enrich understanding of the diversity of performing arts offerings worldwide. The Explorations Fund provides travel support to individuals responsible for the programming, managing and touring of international artists in the United States.

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